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Hancock Named Regional Runner Up; 15 Teammates Earn Bids to State Speech and Debate Competition at University of Kentucky

Joining Rogers at state in Extemporaneous Speaking will be Hasaan Ali, senior, and John Holtgrewe, junior. Both Ali and Holtgrewe earned solid first place designations in preliminary rounds, securing their bids to the state competition.

Walden will also represent the team at state in Humorous Interpretation, with a first place nod in preliminary rounds, clenching her berth at state.

Walden will round out her state competition slate in Prose. Senior Kathryn Winfield and sophomore Ella Bailey completed Tilghman’s trifecta of state championship bids, each earning top rankings in preliminary rounds (Walden, 1st; Winfield, 1st; Bailey, 2nd).

Earning first place finishes in preliminary rounds, Raber and Winfield will represent the team at state in the Poetry category.

Senior trio Daniels, Hancock, and Palmer Stroup advanced to state in Impromptu Speaking.

Stroup will compete at the state competition in his second category, earning the team’s state bid in Program of Oral Interpretation.

Rounding out their schedules for the state competition, Improvisational Duos Daniels & Hancock and Garcia & Winfield will represent the team at state, each duo posting a second place finish in preliminary rounds.

Securing a bid at a previous competition, junior Nina Brown will represent the team in Dramatic Interpretation at the state competition.

Competing for Paducah Tilghman at the state public forum debate tournament will be senior duo Daniels and Hancock and senior / sophomore duo Winfield and Garcia.

Competition points earned at Saturday’s event earned Raber and Wainscott their National Speech and Debate Association Degrees of Merit. The team is coached by Tony Cardon.

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